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Sunday Service/Song IDs: Kendell Kardt’s “Walk On Water” and “Three Steps”

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Another installment of tracks from Kendell’s 1971 live demo sessions. These were both influenced by his years worshiping at a storefront church in Harlem during the sixties. As he puts it, “my experience at Gospel Church opened many doors. I began to explore the available records of then contemporary gospel artists I could find, in addition to Mahalia [Jackson]. Marion Williams stands out, among others. In any case, I was moved to try to create some songs of my own in that style, and these are 2 examples.” Jim Post, incidentally, recorded “Walk on Water” several years later on Fantasy Records.

Kendell Kardt – “Walk On Water” (1971)

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Kendell Kardt – “Three Steps” (1971)

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3 Responses to “Sunday Service/Song IDs: Kendell Kardt’s “Walk On Water” and “Three Steps””

  1. Chris Says:

    Thanks again to you and Kendell for this. This confirms my view that the best ’60’s music was in the early ’70’s!
    Other possible radio links for your blogroll –
    Folk Roots/Folk Branches blog – http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=141998441
    Folk Scene podcast – http://www.folkscene.com/

    Keep on keepin’ on, Chris

  2. Teresa Says:

    Expecting a new song from Kendell, I look forward to the Sunday posts. All of Kendell’s songs are great but my favorite thus far is “Walk on Water”.

  3. Barry Says:

    I’m enjoying Kendell’s spirituals. I’m wondering… are there more hard driving songs in the queue, say Montrose-Garcia collaborations?

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